Representative Delsa Solórzano and Commissioner Humberto Prado denounced that the Nicolás Maduro regime is taking advantage of the social quarantine to persecute dissidents and intimidate health workers who denounce the complex hospital emergency that is making it difficult to deal with the COVID-19 virus pandemic in the country.
“The regime takes advantage of the social quarantine to persecute dissidents and intimidate people who dare to raise their voices and, at the same time, warn that in the framework of the unprecedented humanitarian crisis that exists in the country, “risk to our life and health is increased, because Venezuela does not have the necessary medical supplies to attend to cases of coranavirus,” the parliamentarian said.
She demanded as an urgent humanitarian measures the immediate release of more than 300 civilian and military political prisoners in the face of the COVID-19 virus pandemic that is “highly affecting Venezuela” and stated that “they fear for the lives of the prisoners of conscience.”
She denounced that Congressmen Juan Requesens, Gilbert Caro, Renzo Prieto, Tony Geara, the Director of the Office of the Presidency, Roberto Marrero and the uncle of President Juan Guaidó, Juan Márquez, together with the political prisoners of Ramo Verde, present serious health problems, which could be aggravated by the arrival of COVID-19 due to the fact that they do not have medical assistance.
Solórzano said that they have learned through the media that four Sebin officials assigned to the Helicoid have tested positive for the coronavirus “and that this situation evidently puts the political prisoners held there at very high risk.”
“We don’t have direct access to prisoners on the Helicoid, there is information from the officials themselves, there are at least two prisoners who could have symptoms of coronavirus, they need to be tested for it,” she said.
She blamed Nicolás Maduro for the serious hospital and humanitarian crisis, and as a result, the national public health system has had difficulty dealing with the COVID-19 virus pandemic in the country.
On the other hand, she reiterated that the economic sanctions against officials at the top of Maduro’s regime do not affect the health sector and “he assured that they will not allow Venezuela to continue to be lied to, because there is no sanction that imposes any restriction on the purchase of medical supplies.”